Playlists: delete

Deletes a playlist.

Quota impact: A call to this method has a quota cost of 50 units.

Common use cases


HTTP request



This request requires authorization with at least one of the following scopes (read more about authentication and authorization).



The following table lists the parameters that this query supports. All of the parameters listed are query parameters.

Required parameters
id string
The id parameter specifies the YouTube playlist ID for the playlist that is being deleted. In a playlist resource, the id property specifies the playlist's ID.
Optional parameters
onBehalfOfContentOwner string
This parameter can only be used in a properly authorized request. Note: This parameter is intended exclusively for YouTube content partners.

The onBehalfOfContentOwner parameter indicates that the request's authorization credentials identify a YouTube CMS user who is acting on behalf of the content owner specified in the parameter value. This parameter is intended for YouTube content partners that own and manage many different YouTube channels. It allows content owners to authenticate once and get access to all their video and channel data, without having to provide authentication credentials for each individual channel. The CMS account that the user authenticates with must be linked to the specified YouTube content owner.

Request body

Do not provide a request body when calling this method.


If successful, this method returns an HTTP 204 response code (No Content).


The following table identifies error messages that the API could return in response to a call to this method. Please see the error message documentation for more detail.

Error type Error detail Description
forbidden (403) playlistForbidden This operation is forbidden or the request is not properly authorized.
notFound (404) playlistNotFound The playlist identified with the request's id parameter cannot be found.
invalidValue (400) playlistOperationUnsupported The API does not support the ability to delete the specified playlist. For example, you can't delete your uploaded videos playlist.

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